NAMI Blog

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Suicide Awareness

By: Barbie Collins Young It’s been 3 years since I lost my dearest friend, Kate, on September 10th.  September 10th, ironically, is suicide awareness day, and it was a day that completely turned lives upside down, yet guided me to a deep-seated passion to do the work in mental health that I do now.  It’s…
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The Impact of NAMI

By: Tiffany Romito A little more than 4 years ago I had just given birth to my second son. He was born on Christmas 2016. Only 15 months younger than my firstborn. Having children is such a blessing. I want to preface this by saying that. I am incredibly lucky that my husband & I…
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Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

7am: Wake up, make breakfast, relax.  8am: First meeting of the day.  9am: Write your to-dos from updated emails over the weekend.  9:30am: Second meeting of the day.  10am: Begin your first task of the day.  11am: An unexpected situation arises that requires your immediate attention.  12pm: Finally back to your to-do list and still…
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Finding Pride in Being Bisexual

June is Pride Month. For these 30 days we recognize those who have fought – and are still fighting – for LGBTQ+ civil rights. During June, there is an extra amount of self-expression, and many come together in solidarity with those in the LGBTQ+ community. But, what happens after these 30 days? Life doesn’t change…
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Am I Bad at School or Am I Struggling With My Mental Health?

At 21 years old, I was diagnosed with ADHD. For most of my life, up until that point, I had been flailing about, working extra hard to meet standards that other kids were meeting easily. Middle school and high school were exhausting, and college presented its own issues. For all those years I dealt with…
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Why Men Ignore Their Mental Health Out of Fear of Being “Weak”

Men: strong, unfearful, brave, logical. As a man, these adjectives are what I think of when I think of society’s version of men. We are painted as figures that are gargantuans to fear and never stymied by anything. We persevere; we are strong and courageous all the time. But when it comes to dealing with…
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